From: Chris Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 28 Nov 2005 - 11:27:23 GMT
The bad thing with the bird flu issue is the number of people
that have gone for _seasonal_ flu jabs thinking that affords
some protection against bird flu (which it does not).
Flu is flu is flu (apparently). The dominance of one meme over
another; the flu meme has accrued to itself some of the
properties of the bird flu meme by some kind of
subsumption/recombination; reminds me of the John Carpenter
version of 'The Thing'.
And again (just like all the antibiotics prescribed for common
cold etc.) GPs are finding it simpler to just prescribe rather
than discuss (given limited time, and the independent benefits
of the flu jab). This would be fine if the seasonal flu jabs
were unlimited but now many at risk types won't get one and
it'll be plain old dull flu that kills them in what is shaping
up to be a cold winter.
Scott Chase wrote:
>> From: "Alan Patrick" <email@example.com>
>> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> To: <email@example.com>
>> Subject: RE: Giving a presentation on memetics
>> Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 08:03:03 -0000
>> Memes as similar to epidemics...quite timely....the Asian flu meme has
>> spread faster than the flu itself...
> Yeah. I was pretty yyoung when the swine flu craze took hold in the
> 70's. Wonder what simlarties there are with that one (the cultural
> epidemic that is). It wasn't too long ago we were worried about the
> prospects of ebola and hanta spreading widely. That _Outbreak_ movie
> didn't help much.
> Epidemics and pandemics are a real concern, even with bird flu, but
> there are other things to worry about too...like hurricanes. The
> Atlantic tropical system naming has reached Delta this season so far.
> When we reach the greek alphabet you gotta wonder what the heck is going
> on with this stuff. One of those 2005 storms hit the Iberian peninsula
> so you Europeans aren't safe either.
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